Isuzu KB X-Rider (2017) Specs & Price


Following the success of last year's "special edition" offering, the X-Rider now permanently joins the Isuzu KB line-up. 

First introduced just prior to the Isuzu KB facelift, the 700 limited-edition X-Riders sold swiftly, prompting General Motors South Africa to now make it a permanent fixture of the Isuzu KB line-up. With the addition of the KB 250 X-Rider 4x2 Double Cab, the KB line-up swells to 19 derivatives.

Enhanced visual appeal

18-inch alloy wheels and blacked out bumper guard give the KB X-Rider a macho presence.

Using the KB 250 as a starting point, the X-Rider badge brings with it striking diamond-cut 18-inch alloy wheels, a black bumper guard with integrated fog lamps, tubular side steps, a sports bar with X-Rider decals and blacked out B-pillars. Those cool-looking wheels are wrapped with 255/50 Grabber AT all-terrain tyres.

Buyers can choose from 3 colours -- Summit White, Switchblade Silver or "Pull Me Over" Red.

Inside, you get leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather gear-lever boot and splashes of piano black trim. You'll also notice red stitching on the seats, steering wheel and gear-lever boot. X-Rider logos are embroidered onto the front headrests and the red "X" badge appears on the door trims, too. 

There's plenty inside to remind you that this is an X-Rider.

Proven engine

The X-Rider is powered by the brand's proven "high output" 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine that delivers 100 kW and 320 Nm, enough to give the X-Rider a 2.1 tonne braked trailer towing capacity. Note that a heavy-duty towbar is standard fitment. 

The X-Rider sells for R388 400, and comes backed with a 5-years/ 120 000 km warranty and roadside assistance programme, a 5-years/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty and a 5-years/ 90 000 km service plan. Service intervals are 15 000 km or twelve months. 

To check out the current pricing of the entire Isuzu KB line-up, go here.

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